Embarking on an interior home remodel project is exciting and offers the opportunity to transform your living space into your dream home. However, without careful planning and budgeting, the process can quickly become overwhelming and financially draining.

In this guide, we’ll begin to explore some of the key aspects of the cost of your home makeover (accounting for interior home remodeling services) to help you plan for your project:

Total Cost: The BIG Picture for Your Interior Home Remodel

One of the most crucial elements of a successful home remodel is having a clear understanding of the overall cost. This includes:

Design & Planning

Hiring a design professional to help you plan your remodel is the first step to take for your project. The right design professional will be able to get your project off to a great start by creating and facilitating the completion of construction documents, assembling a total design package, determining a project timeline and assisting with setting a realistic budget. Additionally, they provide valuable guidance for navigating project submissions to local government planning and building agencies for obtaining plan approvals and permits. If they don’t offer this, you should seek out a different professional to work with.


The choice of materials definitely impacts the total cost. Whether you’re going for high-end finishes or affordable options, it’s important to have a detailed list of all the materials you’ll need with pricing. Consider the quality, durability, and aesthetic appeal of the materials to ensure they meet your needs and budget.


Hiring skilled professionals is vital for ensuring quality workmanship. Labor costs can vary based on the project scope, region, the contractor’s expertise, demand and inflation. This scope should also be inclusive of building materials. Some contractors provide the option of paying for building materials yourself or having them include the cost of building materials in their fee. Be sure to clarify this before hiring a professional contractor. Obtain multiple quotes from reputable contractors to compare prices and services. We suggest a minimum of three bids.

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Most interior home remodeling remodeling projects require permits, especially for structural changes, electrical and plumbing alterations. Permit costs will vary by location and project type, so check with your local building department to understand the necessary permits and associated fees. Some cities offer permit calculators on their websites.

Additional Fees

Don’t forget to account for additional fees such as storage fees, delivery charges, special permits such as local coastal development planning, school development fees, and waste disposal. These can add up quickly and impact your overall budget. For tips on budget management, check out this blog article.

As you can see there are many elements to consider when determining the costs of a project, from hiring professionals, obtaining materials and paying for permits and additional services that may be required for your project. Working with the best professionals can help make the entire process smoother and more enjoyable so be sure to take your time in interviewing and hiring a design professional.

Get Started with Interior Home Remodeling Services

Historia Design & Consulting offers start-to-finish design services for thoughtful and fully customized additions, remodels, and refreshes with a specialization in historic properties.

Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.